Atlanta airport ranked world’s busiest for 21st year in a row

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It’s official — again. More people make their way through Atlanta’s airport than any other airport in the world.

On Wednesday, the Airport Council International (ACI) released its preliminary ranking of world air traffic. For the 21st year in a row, it ranked Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport as the world’s busiest.

ACI says the complex handled more than 107 million passengers last year. That’s a 3.3 percent jump in the numbers of passengers that flew through the airport in 2017.

In all, the council says more than 8 billion people flew the friendly skies around the world last year.

Beijing Capital International Airport came in second place. It passed the 100 million passengers mark in 2018, hitting nearly 101 million passengers and growing by 5.4 percent. 

In third place is Dubai Airport which handled 89 million passengers, increasing by only 1 percent. 

Dubai was also the top-ranked airport for international passenger traffic, followed by London’s Heathrow Airport and Hong Kong International Airport.

Check out the full list of rankings here.

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